Restoring the Meaning of Conservatism collects those writings of eminent literary scholar and critic George A. Panichas which appeared in the quarterly Modern Age between 1965 and 2005. Panichas became the editor of Modern Age, founded by Russell Kirk in 1957, in 1982. Both before and after that date, he has labored in his writing to act as a conservator of traditionalist intellectual, religious, literary, educational, and philosophical values. This collection provides a bulwark for standards of discrimination anchored in the virtues of sincerity and dignity, amply conveying the compelling character of Panichas's moralist criticism and its relevance to the ongoing crisis of the West.
George A. Panichas, who began editing the quarterly "Modern Age" in 1982, will step down from his editorship at the end of 2007. A humanist teacher and critic, he has written about novelists such as Dostoevsky, Conrad, and Lawrence, about social and religious thinkers such as Irving Babbitt, Simone Weil, and Austin Warren, and about sundry subjects in criticism, culture, and society from a moralist perspective.